Marco 'Not A Scientist' Rubio To Oversee Major Government Science Programs In New Role

January 12, 2015 10:15 PM

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was appointed chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard last week, a subsidiary to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee that will be headed by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).

Rubio is among many Republicans who have deferred to claiming "I'm not a scientist" to dodge questions about their position on climate change. Rubio may even be responsible for coining the phrase, telling GQ in 2012 that he's unable to determine the actual age of the earth because, "I'm not a scient...

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